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Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard Wine Tasting

A Few weeks ago One of my friends arranged a wine tour for his wife’s 40th birthday party.  The whole day was a blast minus the traffic and running out of ice for the Arnold Palmers Special Ice Tea.

The most notable and memorable  part was the Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard Wine Tasting . (There may have a few other alcoholic beverage tasted prior too and after which may or may not have limited my memory of the day). Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard is very interesting to say the least the location is fairly large and has  multiple separated areas. Each  area functions that ranged from live music to food.  Most importantly lots of seating space. Each person was given 4 tickets or “Tastings” . I doubled up to a premium on one of my tastes.  I dont remember which one it was  but  my tasting included the Merlot 2007, Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 and  Cabernet Franc 2012.

 

Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard Merlot 2007
Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard Merlot 2007

This Merlot exhibits aromas and flavors of black cherry, blackberry and plum, underscored with slight accents of smoke and vanilla from the oak. The palate is rich and structured with sufficient but mild tannins and a long, lingering finish. It has bottle-aged gracefully and will continue as such for countless years.

Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Cabernet Sauvignon’s richness is first noticeable in its deep red color. It offers up similar richness to the taste with its dark fruit aromas and flavors of black cherry and black currant with dark chocolate. Accents of coffee and smoke can be attributed to the oak influence. The tannins are subtle and firm, giving this wine great structure and superb aging potential.

Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2012
Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2012

Cabernet Franc is softer and fruitier than the Cabernet Sauvignon and its earthier character consists of tastes and aromas of cherry, blackberry and vanilla with an herbal, white pepper and bramble fruit aroma. The tannins are soft and gentle, and the finish is smooth with a rounded palate.

 

Wine-Opoly Monopoly Board Game

 

Wine-Opoly Monopoly Board Game
Wine-Opoly Monopoly Click on image to Buy

Yes you have  read the title  correctly.  The game that has broken that has broken friendships and ruined more family events then we can count has a off shoot called Wine-Opoly.  How bad… I mean good of a time can mixing a alcoholic beverage with  all the chaos that Monopoly brings? Look don’t even waste your time We all know you were hitting the sauce  when no one was looking its okay. We all do it. Hell my group has a no Monopoly rule for all family orientated events. Just because they think that two of the people may or may not always end up fighting and or arguing over rules. Hey you should really buy  the Wine-Opoly Monopoly Board Game, We are just loud  fucking assholes. :shrugs shoulders: Link is below or just click the picture above or the amazon thing below.


Look your family events suck anyway might as well spice shit up. Worst thing that can happen is they will not invite you back next year.

I hate all NYC sports team.


That’s right I hate all of the teams Yankees, Mets, Jets, Giants and the the Red Bulls. All of them.  Don’t get me wrong they are all great teams. They all know how to play. But they all fucking chock non-stop  every fucking year. Not once not twice but every fucking  year they chock. Yes we got rings and trophies but you are only as good as your last game. What did I say something wrong? These guys are making how much per game? Yea how long would that take you to make? How many YEARS? If you were getting paid that much how hard would you try? How often would you practice? That’s right until it’s 100 fucking percent on point. But hey theses guys every year get to the very end and chock.  I just one year where I don’t think I will have a fucking heart attack cause these fucks can’t play right.

Worst part is I hate all NYC sport teams because I am a fan and I expect  better from them.

Dollar Slices and a Good cause

Like Pizza? No? Well then get off my page commy, Wait you cant be a commy cause even they like pizza! That leaves only ISIS. If you don’t like pizza you are a terrorist. Why? Cause whats more american then a slice of pizza?  : waits till all the pizza haters leave:

Now back to what all of us NORMAL people care about PIZZA and helping others. Tomorrow October 7, 2015  from 6pm to until the pizza runs out  at St Anthony’s Church  (155 Sullivan )Street Slice out Hunger will have  their  $1 slice event.  THAT’S RIGHT A BUCK! This is real pizza, GOOD pizza not some shitty dollar slice that you get on the corner because you don’t have time to do anywhere else.

Look at all these Pizzerias!

(gf) = pizzeria will have gluten free options
(v) = pizzeria will have vegan options
All pizzerias will have vegetarian options!

Adoro Lei

Artichoke

Arturo’s

Best Pizza

Boston Pizza

Champion Pizza

Dani’s House of Pizza

Difara

Don Antonio (gf, v)

Dough

Emily

Famous Ben’s

Farinella

Fiore’s

Fornino

Goodfellas

Gnocco

Grandaisy Bakery (v)

Grandma Rose’s

Grimaldi’s

Joe’s Pizza

Keste (gf, v)

Lombardi’s

Lucali

Luzzo’s

Motorino (v)

Nicoletta (gf)

NY Pizza Suprema (v)

Pala (gf, v)

Patrizia’s

Patsy’s

Pizza By Certe

Pizza Moto

Pizzetteria Brunetti (v)

Prince St Pizza

Ribalta (gf)

Rizzo’s (LES)

Roberta’s

Rubirosa

Rossopomodoro

Sal’s Little Italy

Sam’s Restaurant

Scaturro’s

Sottocasa (v)

Speedy Romeo

SRO

Table 87

Tony Baloney’s

Two Boots (gf, v)

Valducci’s

Wheated

Williamsburg Pizza

The event does have some guide lines. But its pretty much a all you can eat until  all of the 2000 pies are gone. Do you know how many slices that is? 16,000! How much of a fatass are you? Plus this is for charity so the calories don’t count.

In other words Dollar slices and a good cause .

HOW CAN YOU NOT GO ?

Olla Wine Bar in Bay Ridge is closed


Olla Wine Bar,  it was the site of more of my shenanigans then I would care to remember or care to admit has closed its doors for good. Olla’s brunch was notorious for its great food and 5 for 15 drink specials. I was there when the wise one. As wise as he is tall and as assholish as he is wise. He proclaimed to them the righteous path of the manmosa to Olla . The wise one declared that” if thy shall make me this drink you shall have the boozyest brunch in brooklyn”. They made this manmosa hundreds  of times if not thousands.  But alas they did not hed  the words and never added it to the menu. Now we must find a new brunch spot. Where do you recommend?

Sunday funday picnic with Cupcake Champagne and Lunetta Prosecco

Cupcake-Prosecco
Cupcake-Prosecco


It was the last warm Sunday of the Summer of 2015. My friends wanted to hang out. It WAS a Sunday Funday after all. Weather wise it was perfect for a picnic. We grabbed a few bottles and headed to the park to enjoy the sun.  The first bottle to be opened was the Lunetta Prosecco .  It had enticing aromas of apple and peach give way to a palate that is refreshing, and harmonious, with crisp fruit flavors and a clean finish. Lunetta Prosecco is delightful as an aperitif or enjoyed with antipasti, hors d’oeuvres, sushi, shellfish and seafood.  Well worth the 12 bucks to buy it. Next was the Cupcake prosecco. Not the best move the Lunetta over powered most of the flavor.  Although you may need raise a glass of this refreshing Prosecco that sparkles with fine effervescence. Aromas of white peach, grapefruit and honeydew melon lead to flavors of creamy ripe lemon, refined citrus and a toasted brioche finish.

Lunetta Prosecco
Lunetta Prosecco


 

I should really stick to my bud light.

But hey Im not a Basic bitch.

WE ARE NOT BASIC BITCH SAYS NO TO CANNED OLIVES.

Three Guys From Brooklyn
Three Guys From Brooklyn

Three Guys from Brooklyn. Does not sound like much but its one of the best stores in Brooklyn. Large selection, helpful workers… Blah blah blah. They have a great selection of olives and other pickled products. They are  not like the pickle guy or sahadi’s but what the hell when you just need somethings  above the basics its perfect.

WE ARE NOT BASIC BITCH SAYS NO TO CANNED OLIVES.  LETS REPEAT THAT AGAIN NOT CANNED OLIVES OR EVEN JARS. Olives are supposed to be in barrels not cans. You don’t need to taste the metal or staleness.   You need that fresh, clean, crisp taste that will boost the flavor of your wine and cheese. DONE